Police have arrested a 24-year-old man after he punched a 16-year-old Chassidish Bochur outside the Skver-Toldos Yeshiva in Outremont, but police called the case a “simple assault” and released the perp.
The man was ordered to appear in municipal court July 9 at 9 a.m. to answer to the assault charge, Montreal police Constable Robert Mansueto said.
Skver-Toldos’s is the same school that was firebombed on Sept. 2, as was reported here on Yeshivaworld, but nothing suggests that this incident was anything more than a common altercation, police said. “There is no evidence this is a hate crime,” Mansueto said. The 24-year-old told police he thought the teen was somebody else, Mansueto said. (The Gazette)